Terrance Heath

Olympic heat

Filed By Terrance Heath | August 13, 2008 2:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment, Entertainment
Tags: Chen Yibing, Demetrius Andrade, Greg Louganis, hot Olympic athletes, Ian Thorpe, Lin Dan, Liu Xiang, Michael Phelps, Olympic hotties, Phil Dalhausser, Raj Bhavsar, sexy athletes, sexy male athletes, sexy Olympics athletes

I'll admit up front that I'm not one to watch sports much at all. But the Olympics has always been the exception, ever since I saw Greg Louganis dive.

Greg Louganis

I wanted to see more. Can you blame me? Besides, I'm a gay man, and the Olympics is a feast for the eyes when it comes to male beauty. The television screen abounds with athletic young men, in top condition -- probably in better shape than they will be ever be in again for the rest of their lives.

So, here's my (first?) Olympic Hottie Rundown.

This time it was the Newsweek cover featuring Liu Xiang that did it for me this time.

Liu Xiang

Of course, I wanted to see more. Honestly? It was the legs that did it for me.

Let’s just go away ahead and get this one out of the way right now, shall we? After Louganis, the next swimmer to win my heart was Ian “Thorpedo” Thorpe.

Ian Thorpe

Needless to say, my favorite “flipper” this time around is Michael Phelps. He doesn’t quite have that unapproachable air that Thorpe has. His vibe is kind of more like kinda-hot, kinda-goofy “boy-next-door-makes good” thing. Either way, it’s all good, and may be all gold too?

I think I like him better with a little facial hair, actually.

I may not be a sports-watcher most of the rest of the time, not have I ever been good at it, but I do have some admiration for people who are. When I watch with Parker, and he says he wants to win a trophy or a medal some day, I make sure to tell him all the people he’s watching compete have one thing in common: practice. You want to be good at something, I tell you, you’ve got to practice, practice, practice.

I’m not sure if I’d be in the Olympics if I’d practiced my volleyball serve, but if it meant hanging out in the locker room with Phil Dalhausser I might have been inspired. (It’d never happen. My volleyball serve would still suck.)

So, no volleyball for me. However, I used to play badminton with my sister when we were growing up. Maybe I could go a round or two with Lin Dan.

Or not. He’d probably kick my butt.

Speaking of which, So would Demetrius Andrade. And I wouldn’t last even a fraction of a round. Still, the view would almost be worth it.

Then again, I’ve always been partial to gymnasts, like Chen Yibing.

Or Raj Bhavsar.

That’s enough, for now, I think. I was going to go for at least one athlete from every country, but the Olympics would be over by the time.

So, who “gets the gold” as far as you’re concerned? Who get a “10″?

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I think Out Australian diver Matthew Mitcham is super cute!

Suddenly the Olympics got even more interesting! :)

Michael Phelps is incredibly awesome in his wholesome, boy-next-door-ness, but don't forget about the other US swimmers; Ryan Lochte is uber-hot, and Aaron Piersol just drips sex all over the pool deck - yumm. I don't remember his name, but there was a Romanian (I think?) gymnast last night in the all around competition that could have (probably literally) carried me away anytime! Ah, youth!

Raj is the hottie winner. Hands down. Best of the USA. :)

Michael Crawford Michael Crawford | August 15, 2008 11:07 AM

I have to say that I am a boy with big dreams and I would happily take the whole lot.

As far as I am concerned, 31 flavors is more than just a slogan from Baskin-Robbins, it is a clear statement that beautiful men come in a broad range of colors.

That pic of Michael Phelps screaming after he won the relay (oh, yeah, with those other guys too) has to be included in any collection of Olympic boy pics from this year. That's kinda burned in my mind.

Thank you, thank you for some pics of male athletes. I thought I'd go mad if I had to see 1 more pic. of a girl adjusting her skimpy suit. Thank you for pics of guys in skimpy suits. I feel so much better.

you should seriously check out usa swimmer ryan lochte

Rogers/Dalhausser won the Gold for USA just about 4 hours ago. And I was right there. :D